A 16-year-old boy has been charged with the rape of an eight-year-old girl in a park.
Police were called to Nuthurst Park in Moston, Manchester, just before 18:55 BST on Saturday.
Greater Manchester Police said officers responded to reports of a girl being raped and the suspect being chased off by members of the public. A boy was arrested in a nearby shop.
The 16-year-old was remanded to appear at Manchester Youth Court on Monday.
The girl is being supported by specially-trained officers.
GMP added: “We are aware of a lot of local speculation regarding the investigation and we would ask that this please stops to allow the investigation and legal process to continue without prejudice.”